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Veracio to unveil next generation of orebody technology tools for mineral exploration and mining

Veracio, an orebody knowledge technology company that formerly operated as Boart Longyear’s Geological Data Services division, is introducing new and refreshed orebody knowledge (OBK) tools—TruScan 2, TruProbe and Strata—to improve, automate, and digitally transform orebody sciences in exploration, resource definition and production globally.

  • TruScan 2, featuring HyperXRF, a mineralogical solution integrated into Veracio’s award-winning core scanning platform boasts of co-registered data streams from both hyperspectral and XRF scanning supported by enhanced QA/QC. The versatile scanning capabilities of both chips and core provide scanning data, including mineralogical data, to teams within 24 hours. Field trials are commencing in early Q2, followed by first deliveries to customers in Q3 of 2024. Pre-orders are available now.

  • TruProbe, an integrated app, cloud and stackable hardware solution; combining both rig and downhole sensing technologies. Building upon the foundations set by Veracio’s north-seeking TruGyro, TruProbe “stacks” a robust gamma sensor to enable operators to log both borehole deviation and gamma simultaneously. On the rig, the app connects to an azimuth rig aligner and wireless depth counter. The software in both the handheld app and the cloud drives efficiency and accuracy through a simple, easy-to-use design, while the hardware is integrated with industry-standard running gear for safer, faster operation. TruProbe is available to order now.

  • Strata is Veracio’s cloud technology environment, and 2024 will see more added to the experience. This cloud environment ensures there are software offerings available to pair with all Veracio hardware, now further enriched by the recent additions to the Minalyze software offering, including Minalogger. For downhole surveying, the seamless connectivity to the TruProbe app will provide a new way to visualize 3D hole path and empower teams with easy-to-use data access to advance their projects no matter where they are in the world.

Veracio’s ascent in the global mining industry in 2023 was led by strategic transactions, establishing Veracio as a leader in core scanning and a competitor in driller-operated tooling. Notable achievements include the successful acquisition of Minalyze and collaborations with TruScan clients such as Foran Mining and Newcrest (now Newmont) in Canada, and Sierra Gorda in Chile.

Furthermore, Veracio forged a distribution partnership with International Directional Services (IDS) in the United States alongside industry partnerships with organizations such as Tribe Tech and Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).



I had not realised that so much of the emissions from mining are due to the production of explosives, which are reliant on the production of ammonia.

It looks as though very major reductions of GHG could be achieved at modest cost, since in Australia at least, and my reference is concerned with that country, there are extensive solar and renewable resources right near many of the mines:

' Miners consume about half of Australia’s ammonia through explosives; they could shift to green explosives for a minimal increase in operating costs, with the right incentives.'

I am hopeful that the environmentally conscious Fortescue will lead the charge, but obviously since there is some premium at the moment, it is the job of legislation to level the playing field with due regard to emissions.

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